Michael Franklin SheridanPrivate First Class
H&S CO, 3RD BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
07 February 1951 - 10 August 1969
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The database page for Michael Franklin Sheridan
My mother and sister went to visit Michael during training at Parris Island. They met a good friend of Michael's and have home movies of Michael and this friend. We have lost contact with him and would love to hear from him. Please contact Judi at
Our brother Michael was born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, but lived for a few years in Atglen, PA, before going into the service. He was engaged to a girl from Parkesburg, Beverly Taylor, when he was killed in Vietnam in August 1969. She wrote this poem for Michael:
We miss you a lot, our brother...
Judi, Shirl, Elaine, and Frankie
The photo was taken from "Venture," Octorara Area Junior/Senior Yearbook of 1967, tenth grade section.
The following article appeared in the Daily Local News, West Chester, PA, on 08-19-69:
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
Notes from The Virtual Wall NoteDuring the summer of 1969 the North Vietnamese Army made repeated attempts to drive Allied forces from the heights of Mutter's Ridge, which formed a portion of the southern boundary of the DMZ. On 10 August Echo Company, 2/3 Marines, lost at least 17 men in heavy fighting near Hill 484.
PFC Michael Sheridan was one of the Marines who died that day. He, and the other men who died during the Mutter's Ridge battles of 10 August and 17/18 September, are listed on the
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009